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Old 26 March 2009, 07:22   #11
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Intersting reading the views from the other end of the UK. All of my boating to date has been around / in the Solent where you can anchor most places if needed & worst case you can get a RNLI boat to you in about 10 minutes no matter where you are .

It makes me appreciate the advantages & disadvantages (ie lots of other boats around ! ) of being based down here.
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Old 26 March 2009, 07:39   #12
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A sea anchor would be a good idea as well, will hold you head into sea whilst you rig the aux.
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problem is is the sea and tidal conditions vairy so much in the uk from one area to another , but i would always go for an aux engine anyhow if possible, as large as possible within reason , as BRUCE B just said for remote places a twin set up is better ,i have been involved with a few incidents over the years where a small engine just wouldent push the boat against tide and the wind and it became a towing in job ,or that just because its the aux it never gets a run and it wouldent start when needed ,though i know a good few ribers on this site give their aux engine a run regular ,its piece of mind having a spare onboard but only if it works or will do the job . ....apparently if you do drift off from scotland Norways lovelly this time of year,,mart
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problem is is the sea and tidal conditions vairy so much in the uk from one area to another , but i would always go for an aux engine anyhow if possible, as large as possible within reason , as BRUCE B just said for remote places a twin set up is better ,i have been involved with a few incidents over the years where a small engine just wouldent push the boat against tide and the wind and it became a towing in job ,or that just because its the aux it never gets a run and it wouldent start when needed ,though i know a good few ribers on this site give their aux engine a run regular ,its piece of mind having a spare onboard but only if it works or will do the job . ....apparently if you do drift off from scotland Norways lovelly this time of year,,mart
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a hellava drift from tiree to Norway!! Up the west coast round to top and over
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Old 26 March 2009, 13:34   #15
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I use a Honda 2.3hp air cooled motor. I can pull start it either in the drive or water occasionallly which, because it can be done easily without having to flush, means it gets tested regularly and I know it works.
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I use a Honda 2.3hp air cooled motor. I can pull start it either in the drive or water occasionallly which, because it can be done easily without having to flush, means it gets tested regularly and I know it works.
Yes Bruce I test my yami 4 regularly as well, for being gaught once I know the benefits of having an aux that works!
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Norways lovelly this time of year,,mart
No its not, its windy, cold and keeps trying to snow!
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Yes Bruce I test my yami 4 regularly as well, for being gaught once I know the benefits of having an aux that works!
I know you have yours mounted jambo, I stow mine up front, and for me, testing the engine is all about deploying it as well, getting it over the transom safely and mounting it, and when I have a test day, I always pick a nasty wet'n windy day for it, since it shows up all the weaknesses in your procedures, and you can bet , that'll be the conditions in which you'll need it
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I know you have yours mounted jambo, I stow mine up front, and for me, testing the engine is all about deploying it as well, getting it over the transom safely and mounting it, and when I have a test day, I always pick a nasty wet'n windy day for it, since it shows up all the weaknesses in your procedures, and you can bet , that'll be the conditions in which you'll need it
Hi I have toyed with the idea of mounting mine up front but the safety angle kinda put me of. Where do you sore yours as I would be interested>
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thanks for the replys guys good advice cheers
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